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Ogwumike sisters on preseason Wade list

 

Stanford women's basketball sisters Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike were named to the preseason Wade Watch List for the State Farm Wade Trophy, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

Stanford was one of six schools to have multiple candidates on the list. Baylor, Miami and Tennessee also had two candidates, while Connecticut and Notre Dame had three apiece.

The Ogwumike sisters, who will enter their second campaign together this year, helped the USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team to its fourth straight gold medal at the event Monday in Shenzhen, China. They combined for 34 points in Team USA's 101-66 victory over Taiwan over the weekend.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike, a two-time WBCA State Farm Coaches' All-American enters her senior season for the Cardinal with a chance to join Nicole Powell (2002-04) and Candice Wiggins (2005-08) as the program's only three-time WBCA All-Americans.

Heading into her final season on The Farm, the elder Ogwumike has scored 1,682 points and grabbed 858 rebounds, putting her in prime position to become only Stanford's fourth player to record 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Her 60.1 career shooting percentage is tops in Stanford history heading into the new season.

Sailing

Palo Alto's Taylor Robinson and Stanford's Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer are among those who are competing at the U.S. Sailing Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship, which begins Sunday in Rochester, N.Y.

O'Bryan Vandemoer is a defending champion in the event, which was last contested two years ago.

Polo

The Menlo Polo Club announced Tuesday that it will hold the first annual Silicon Valley Polo Classic, The ExpertQuote Polo Cup.

Eight teams comprised of local and out-of-town amateur and professional players are expected to compete for trophies in the finals on Sunday, September 25th.

The tournament will be held at The Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Opening ceremonies are slated to begin at 10:30 a.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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